University encourages lottery scholarship recipients to turn in FAFSA by May 1

Putnam County students planning on attending college this fall should turn in the proper paperwork by May 1 in order to have the state's Lottery Scholarship applied to their accounts in a timely manner, according to Tennessee Tech University's lottery scholarship coordinator Adriane King.

King emphasizes the importance of having the Free Application for Federal Student Aid turned in by May 1.

"If a student turns in the FAFSA by May 1, that leaves state schools enough time to process the paperwork by the pre-registration payment deadline," said King. "That's beneficial to students because that means the lottery scholarship will be applied to the eligible student's account before payment is due."

Filling out the FAFSA requires this year's tax return information, but the tax forms do not have to have been sent to the IRS yet, said King.

For more information about filling out the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students interested in attending Tennessee Tech may contact King at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 931-372-3076.

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